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2018 Proxy Push

Many of you are in the “proxy push” to get the proxy statement filed in the coming months.
The amount of detail required, and requested, can make the exercise a challenge for all involved. The question is: Are you spending your time effectively on the right parts?

A recent survey found the following sections of a proxy statement as the most commonly read sections:
45% A summary at the beginning of the proxy (if included)
43% The summary compensation table
38% The CD&A discussion of long-term incentives or equity awards
26% The description of directors’/nominees’ skills and qualifications
24% A summary at the beginning of the CD&A (if included)
24% Any description of shareholder engagement efforts
• 24% The director/nominee biographies

Additionally, the survey found the following sections as the most important to inform investors as to how to vote:
• 64% Pay for performance alignment
• 62% Director independence
• 62% Performance metrics
59% Director nominee descriptions, their quality, qualifications and skills
• 59% Corporate governance profile (including shareholder rights and anti-takeover measures)

Contact Longnecker & Associates to get the most out of your 2018 proxy statement and any shareholder outreach engagements.

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